On a whim
I gifted my daughter
a little black fedora
which she adored
when she first wore it
friends quietly inquired:
“So, then, um, you’ve decided to do the ninja assassin thing, huh?”
“Oh yeah. Pays much better than soccer goalie for the same insane head skill set.”
Her dark humor, I thought
~~until she paid off my mortgage without a word.
Note: Thanks to bearspawprint for introducing me to Apocalyptica’s music.